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Sunderland U21s match abandoned after heavy fog strikes Eppleton

Sunderland u21s game against Wolves u21s was postponed after 24 minutes due to poor weather conditions at Eppleton. 

The hosts took the lead through Caden Kelly after he scored from the penalty spot three minutes into the game.  

The referee stopped the game with 24 minutes on the clock, with both teams returning to the dressing rooms to await further notice from the officials.  

10 minutes later, the decision was made to abandon the match due to the harsh weather. 

After three successive defeats, Sunderland u21s went into the game needing a result to lift them away from second bottom Stoke.  

The hosts got the start that they needed, being awarded a penalty after just three minutes after Ethan Kachosa was fouled in the box. Caden Kelly stepped up and confidently slotted home from 12 yards.  

Kachosa looked lively in the opening stages, and almost doubled Sunderland’s lead nine minutes in, after he cut inside from the right-hand side and forced a smart save from James Storer in net for Wolves.  

After a quiet 15-minute period, the referee brought the play to a halt due to the heavy fog and the decision to abandon the match was made shortly after.  

The game will now be rearranged to play at a later date.